Ryanair B738 near Budapest on Dec 27th 2022, suspected fuel leak

Last Update: January 2, 2023 / 18:40:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 27, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-2101

Aircraft Registration
EI-DCZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-DCZ performing flight FR-2101 from Brussels Charleroi (Belgium) to Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) with 176 passengers and 9 crew, was enroute at FL370 in Slovak Airspace about 60nm north of Budapest (Hungary) when the crew decided to divert to Budapest reporting they suspected a fuel leak at the right hand engine but needed no assistance on the ground. The crew requested to enter a hold and subsequently landed on runway 31R about 35 minutes after leaving FL370.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration SP-RKO reached Bucharest with a delay of about 5.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Budapest about 22 hours after landing.

On Jan 2nd 2023 Hungary's KBSZ reported they opened an investigation into the occurrence. The aircraft experienced a fuel leak at the right hand engine, the engine was shut down.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DCZ
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 737-8AS
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 27, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-2101

Aircraft Registration
EI-DCZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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